NBA Draft 2019: Notable undrafted free agent signings

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Only 60 prospects get picked at the NBA Draft, but several undrafted free agents have already found homes.
Only 60 prospects get picked at the NBA Draft, but several undrafted free agents have already found homes.

Plenty of players had their dreams come true Thursday night when they were selected in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Yet there are only 60 picks and, well, several more than 60 players declared for the draft. That discrepancy triggered the standard flurry of undrafted free agents signing contracts with teams, a run that started not long after the festivities in New York concluded.

While most of the UDFA's will have to go the summer league route to prove themselves, don't overlook those whose names weren't called Thursday, as they undoubtedly will have a chip on their shoulders. Last season alone, 31 undrafted players appeared in at least one regular season game, a slight decrease from the 2017-18 season total of 35.

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While the contracts handed out were structured in a variety of ways, each deal provided a coveted opportunity. Here is a look at where some of the top undrafted rookies have signed.

Tyus Battle G Minnesota Timberwolves Syracuse

Notable NBA undrafted free agent signings

Player

Position

Team

College

Luguentz Dort

G

Oklahoma City Thunder

Arizona State

Naz Reid

C

Minnesota Timberwolves

LSU

Phil Booth

G

Cleveland Cavaliers

Villanova

Tyus Battle

G

Minnesota Timberwolves

Syracuse

Zylan Cheatham

F

New Orleans Pelicans

Arizona State

Jaylen Hoard

F

Portland Trail Blazers

Wake Forest

Shamorie Ponds

G

Houston Rockets

St. John's

Jared Harper

G

Phoenix Suns

Auburn

Brian Bowen

F

Indiana Pacers

N/A

Dedric Lawson

F

Golden State Warriors

Kansas

Jalen Lecque

G

Phoenix Suns

N/A

Fletcher Magee

G

Milwaukee Bucks

Wofford

Zach Norvell

G

Los Angeles Lakers

Gonzaga

Justin Robinson

G

Washington Wizards

Virginia Tech

Lindell Wigginton

G

Toronto Raptors

Iowa State

Tacko Fall

C

Boston Celtics

Central Florida

Nick Ward

F

Atlanta Hawks

Michigan State

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